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New Hillary Clinton advertisement focuses on children’s health insurance

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Hillary Clinton is hoping to highlight her work on behalf of children in a new advertisement.

The advertisement — a 30-second spot called “Kayla” — is part of a previously announced eight-figure, six-week television buy, according to the Democrat’s campaign. The advertisement began airing Saturday in eight states, including Florida.

The advertisement features the mother of a young girl who was diagnosed with two chronic illnesses at 9 years old. The mother, named Amanda Strine, explains how her family used the Children’s Health Insurance program to provide coverage for her daughter.

The Children’s Health Insurance program was created in 1997. According to the Clinton campaign, the uninsured rate for children was cut from about 14 percent to 5 percent between 1997 and 2014.

“When Hillary Clinton was First Lady she was instrumental in passing the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and because she did, Kayla and millions of other kids have coverage,” says Strine in the advertisement. “That’s what Hillary Clinton did, and that tells you a lot about the kind of president she’ll be.”

The advertisement will air in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia.

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